Sporty, Practical, and Elegant: Audi Presents The Audi Q5 Sportback

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="53265"] source: Audi AG The SUV coupe captivates with its powerful and progressive design New generation of lighting from Audi: rear lights with OLED technology Two all-new models on sale in the U.S. in the first half of 2021 Elegant and practical, progressive and sporty: the Q5 Sportback. The Q5 Sportback is a coupe with dynamic lines that addresses customers who appreciate not just expressive design and technical innovation, but also sporty c...

ABT Aero Package and Power Upgrade for Audi Q5 TFSI e Plug-in Hybrid

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="53229"] source: ABT America From a performance perspective the 55 TFSI e quattro is the hidden champion of the Audi Q5 models. After all, the plug-in hybrid offers a staggering performance of 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. This is even more than what the SQ5 delivers. ABT Sportsline puts the spotlight on the powerhouse SUV by adding an extensive aero package: The body kit includes a front skirt, door strip attachments, rear skirt and 4-inch (1...

Audi TechFocus: Locally Emission-Free, Efficient and Fit for Daily Driving: Audi’s Formula for Plug-In Hybrids

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="52153"] source: Audi AG Plug-in hybrid models enable mobility with zero local emissions Other PHEV models to join compact and full-size car lineup this year Holistic mobility concept: e-tron Charging Service facilitates charging Clear answers to critical questions: why PHEVs are better than their reputation suggests A conventional internal combustion engine or a fully electric powertrain? There is a third answer to this fundamental qu...

Woof! 2020 Audi Q5 Earns Spot in Autotrader’s 10 Best Cars for Dog Lovers

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="51193"] source: Audi of America Brand’s bestselling SUV, Audi Q5, earns spot on most pet-igious list yet Autotrader recognized vehicles with features aimed at keeping both humans and dogs comfortable for the ride ahead The 2020 Audi Q5 has been named as one of Autotrader’s 10 Best Cars for Dog Lovers. The list recognized vehicles across the industry with features aimed at keeping both humans and dogs safe on the road. “Road Dog” pet pro...

“PHEVs Should Be A Non-Conversation”

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="46492"] words: Bill, photos: Denis Podmarkov, Anthony Garbis Anthony Garbis, A4/A5/Q5/R8 product manager at Audi of America, was recently interviewed by ABC News as part of an article about plug-in hybrids (PHEV). Sales of PHEVs are growing worldwide but few Americans are aware of them...or may be ignoring them. Audi of America offers two PHEVs at the moment: the Q5 TFSIe, the A8 TFSI e, and soon, the A7 TSFI e (all Audi PHEVs will be badged TSF...

Round 3: Audi Q5 Sportback Spotted on the Ring

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49767"] words and photos: Audi Club North America Our spy photographer has captured the Q5 Sportback again...this time turning some laps at the Nürburgring. Since the spy debut was not so long ago, the amount of camouflage hasn’t changed yet but we still have a pretty good thought on how it will look. The Q5 Sportback will look just as the recently facelifted Q5 but with a slooping and sportier looking roof. The technical parts of the Q5 Sport...

Audi Q5 Sportback Spied Again

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49019"] Audi revealed the new Q5 last week but they seem to have left out something...like the sportier Q5 Sportback. We showed spy photos of the Sportback about a month ago and our spy photographers spotted it again. We could see this version make its debut in the 4th quarter of 2020. For right now, enjoy the photos.

A Bestseller Gets Even Better: Audi Unveils a New Look for the Q5

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="48774"] source: Audi of America Brand’s new SUV design language gives Audi Q5 stronger identity SQ5 models now feature available OLED lighting technology Updated design, infotainment just some of the 2021 Q5 model line highlights, on sale in the fourth quarter Combining sporty driving performance and SUV versatility, the 2021 Audi Q5 model line continues to set a new standard in the luxury SUV segment. The updated Q5 models, including the plu...

Spy Photos: First Photos of the Audi Q5 Sportback

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47817"] Audi is working on a facelift for the Q5 as there have been prototypes seen running around for awhile but in addition to a refreshed look, there is a new body style. What you see here is the first photos of the Audi Q5 Sportback. Following the Q3 Sportback and the e-tron Sportback, this will be the third SUV/crossover with the sleeker and coupe-ish Sportback body style in the line-up (unless you count the Q8 that’s only available in the...

First Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle With ABT Power – 2020 Audi Q5 55 TFSI e

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="46949"] source: ABT America A quick glance at the data sheet reveals the unexpected: The SQ5 is no longer the most powerful player in the Q5 team. This credit now belongs to the 55 TFSI e quattro, which displays a system output of 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. This cutting-edge plug-in hybrid SUV mates a four-cylinder 2.0-liter engine that puts out 248 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque with an electric motor. Thanks to a new power upgrade from ABT&nbs...

Quality Has Four Rings and Four Letters: Audi

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="45329"] source: Audi AG The big winner in the Auto Bild “Best Brands in All Classes” reader survey Audi wins seven out of 14 categories in the quality rankings Two additional individual victories and two overall class victories round out the results Quality has a name: Audi. This has been confirmed once more by the Auto Bild “Best Brands in All Classes” reader survey. The brand with the Four Rings won seven out of...

Auto Zeitung: Audi Will Launch A Q5 Sportback

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="42103"] words: Bill, photo: Audi AG*  According to a report on Auto Zeitung, Audi, amongst releasing the facelifts on the SUV line in the fall of 2020, will be launching the Q5 Sportback. This will compete directly with the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé and the BMW X4. There is no word on whether the Q5 Sportback will be sold in the States but with our love of SUVs and crossovers, I wouldn't be surprised if it did make its way over. However with t...

2020 Audi Q3 And Q5 Earn Kelley Blue Book KBB.com Best Buy Awards

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="39913"] source: Audi of America 2020 Audi Q3 named Best Buy in Subcompact Luxury SUV category 2020 Audi Q5 named Best Buy in Compact Luxury SUV category Audi Q5 wins a Best Buy Award for third consecutive year The 2020 Audi Q3 has been named winner of the 2020 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award in the Subcompact Luxury SUV category, and the 2020 Audi Q5 earned the award in the Compact Luxury SUV category. Announced during the 2019 Los Angeles Auto...

Event: Los Angeles Auto Show 2019

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38937"] words: Bill, photos: Denis Podmarkov for Imola Media, Anthony Garbis This year's LA Auto Show (and the run-up to) was a busy one for Audi: the reveals of the e-tron Sportback, RS 6 Avant, RS 7 Sportback, S8, and the RS Q8. We did however notice that Audi sneaked in one: the RS 5 Panther edition in Audi exclusive Panther Black paint. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38900"] A total of 100 RS 5 Panther editions (75 Sportb...

Audi Aims To Reduce CO2 Emissions By 30 Percent Over The Vehicle Lifecycle By 2025

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="35193"] source: Audi AG Package of measures covers the entire value chain Bram Schot, Audi CEO: “We recognize a responsibility for our cars over their lifecycles” Audi and the Volkswagen Group are among the first automobile manufacturers to commit to the Paris Climate Agreement. The company has set itself the ambitious goal of successively reducing vehicle-specific CO2 emissions by 30 percent by 2025 – compared with r...

Updated “B9.5” Audi Q5 Spied Testing

Audi is in the midst of a mid-lifecycle freshening of its entire B-segment lineup, a mid-lifecycle freshening of the B9 that began in May with the Audi A4/S4/allroad ,with updated A5/S5, Q5/SQ5 and RS variants to follow. We've been seeing A5 variant test mules now for a while, and today we've gotten some great pics of the updated Q5 out testing... and complete with interior shots. The B-segment is the heart of the Audi range, where the brand sells its greatest volumes in most mar...

Audi of America Announces Full 2020 Model Year Updates

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="32937"] source: Audi of America Increased standard equipment and full model line improvements in 2020 Additional personalization offered through interior and exterior design updates, more package and trim options Driver assistance systems including side assist, cross traffic assist and high-beam assist, now available on more models Audi of America announced today its lineup for the 2020 model year, including full-line pricing, ve...

Audi Makes Next Move in US Mobility Strategy with Silvercar, Inc. Leadership Announcement

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="31315"] source: Audi of America Audi of America CFO Matt Carpenter appointed CEO of Silvercar, Inc., effective August 1, 2019 Integration of current operations and future strategy of Audi and Silvercar is key priority Role based in Austin, Texas at Silvercar, Inc. headquarters Audi advances its mobility strategy in the U.S. with the appointment of Matt Carpenter to CEO of Silvercar, Inc. In his role, Matt will drive the Audi mobility strategy i...

New ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Movie Is Audi’s Latest Product Placement

Audi and product placement on the silver screen go hand-in-hand,  particularly this summer with multiple Marvel superhero movies featuring new and future e-tron models. Seemingly out of left field though is participation in the upcoming Charlie's Angels re-boot due out November 15. Sony pictures dropped the trailer yesterday, and from that we've been able to confirm at least two Audi models in the movie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSUq4VfWfjE For children of the 1970s, ...